BMW Advanced M Schools

On March 1, 2012, in Speedcations, by Ralph

BMW’s number one high performance driving school is called the BMW Advanced M School. The “M” part of the name should really be more like “MMMMMM” as in”MMMMMM Good” like the Campbell Soup commercials. “MMMMMM Power” or “MMMMMM Handling” also would work. So would “MMMMMM M3″! The 2 day BMW Advanced M School that I [...]

Through The Gearbox – Feb. 22, 2012: NASCAR Media Day

On February 24, 2012, in Through the Gear Box, by Ralph

I spent four hours live on interviewing some of the biggest names in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at NASCAR Media Day with my TNT NASCAR colleague Marty Snider. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere since nobody has turned a wheel at Speedweeks in anger yet, and it allows for some great conversation. Matt Kenseth [...]


On December 1, 2011, in Video, by Ralph

Race tracks come and go. Big famous ones like Ontario Motor Speedway and little local ones like West Capitol Raceway. One of the most famous in the world of Motocross that is no longer open for business was Carlsbad Raceway. The track was located in Southern California, not far from San Diego. From the early [...]

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Through The Gearbox – Nov. 1, 2011: JGRMX Press Conference

On November 8, 2011, in Through the Gear Box, by Ralph

Recently I was the host for a major announcement for Joe Gibbs Racing and their Supercross / Motocross team. They had signed Two-Time Supercross Champion James Stewart to their squad. It’s a major deal for JGRMX who for the last couple of years have proven they have equipment capable of winning. Josh Grant showed that [...]

Senna…The Man…The Legend

On September 25, 2011, in Video, by Ralph

Ayrton Senna was without question one of the greatest drivers to ever slide into the cockpit of an F1 machine. He was also a very complex man who most racing fans never really got to know when he was alive. For the most part he kept his private life quiet. Now there is finally a [...]

Through The Gearbox – Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Weekend

On September 1, 2011, in Through the Gear Box, by Ralph

Incredible cars are everywhere on the Monterey Penninsula during the “Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion” weekend. I saw 2 of the brand new Ferrari FF “Shooting Brakes.” A very unique design from the Prancing Horse, but one that is much more attractive in real life then in the pictures. Porsche unveiled their latest machine, the 918 [...]


On August 10, 2011, in Books, by Ralph

It was sometime in the early 70′s at the original Hangtown Motocross in Plymouth, CA. I don’t even remember how old I was, but I was young, and he looked like a Superhero. Dressed in white leather with the big cuffs and the high collar. Of course he had his trademark cape and cane as [...]